Cargolux became the world’s first GDP certified airline in January 2014, confirming its compliance with European Union (EU) GDP and World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements for a consistent quality management system across the transportation process.
Cargolux’s hub at Luxembourg airport as well as 12 other stations within its network are compliant with GDP and/or are also certified to IATA’s CEIV Pharma qualification via subcontracted service partners, the ground handling agents.
“GDP Certification ensures best practice policies are upheld in the handling and transportation of this sensitive cargo,” said Franco Nanna, Cargolux director global logistics services and also chairman of IATA’s Time and Temperature Working Group, adding: “Along with the temperature-controlled zones onboard the aircraft, this certification represents additional peace of mind for our customers whose satisfaction is our key priority”.
The GDP certification programme centers on the use of sophisticated, specialised equipment, well established pharmaceutical working procedures and continuously improving pharmaceutical handling expertise.
Cargolux is a Luxembourgish cargo airline with its head office and home base at Luxembourg Findel Airport in Sandweiler, Luxembourg. It is one of the largest scheduled all-cargo airlines in Europe with a global network.